"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Soapbox


Hilary Rodham Clinton defying the US State Department and the Chinese government at the 1995 UN World Conference on Women in Beijing.

"For too long, the history of women has been a history of silence. Even today, there are those who are trying to silence our words.
It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls. It is a violation of human rights when woman and girls are sold into the slavery of prostitution. It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small. It is a violation of human rights when individual women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war. It is a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 14 to 44 is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes. It is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions or being sterilized against their will. Woman's rights are human rights. Among those rights are the right to speak freely and the right to be heard."

2 comments:

  1. I say amen also!!

    The doc did increase my long acting insulin. He doesn't know I can't get in till November. David sees him Tuesday, so I will tell him then and see if he wants me to see the endo quicker. Thanks for caring!!

    How are you doing my dear friend?

    God Bless~
    Debbie

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